Music reduces pain and increases functional mobility in fibromyalgia

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Garza-Villarreal, Eduardo A. Wilson, Andrew D. Vase, Lene Brattico, Elvira Barrios, Fernando A. Jensen, Troels S. Romero-Romo, Juan I. Vuust, Peter 2017-05-11T09:08:38Z 2017-05-11T09:08:38Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Garza-Villarreal , E A , Wilson , A D , Vase , L , Brattico , E , Barrios , F A , Jensen , T S , Romero-Romo , J I & Vuust , P 2014 , ' Music reduces pain and increases functional mobility in fibromyalgia ' Frontiers in Psychology , vol 5 , 90 , pp. 1-10 . DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00090 en
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dc.description.abstract The pain in Fibromyalgia (FM) is difficult to treat and functional mobility seems to be an important comorbidity in these patients that could evolve into a disability. In this study we wanted to investigate the analgesic effects of music in FM pain. Twenty-two FM patients were passively exposed to (1) self-chosen, relaxing, pleasant music, and to (2) a control auditory condition (pink noise). They rated pain and performed the "timed-up & go task (TUG)" to measure functional mobility after each auditory condition. Listening to relaxing, pleasant, self-chosen music reduced pain and increased functional mobility significantly in our FM patients. The music-induced analgesia was significantly correlated with the TUG scores; thereby suggesting that the reduction in pain unpleasantness increased functional mobility. Notably, this mobility improvement was obtained with music played prior to the motor task (not during), therefore the effect cannot be explained merely by motor entrainment to a fast rhythm. Cognitive and emotional mechanisms seem to be central to music-induced analgesia. Our findings encourage the use of music as a treatment adjuvant to reduce chronic pain in FM and increase functional mobility thereby reducing the risk of disability. en
dc.format.extent 10
dc.format.extent 1-10
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Frontiers in Psychology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 5 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Psychology(all) en
dc.subject.other 515 Psychology en
dc.title Music reduces pain and increases functional mobility in fibromyalgia en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Aarhus University
dc.contributor.department Leeds Beckett University
dc.contributor.department BECS
dc.contributor.department Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
dc.contributor.department Aarhus University Hospital
dc.contributor.department General Hospital of Queretaro
dc.contributor.department Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering en
dc.subject.keyword Analgesia
dc.subject.keyword Fibromyalgia
dc.subject.keyword Functional mobility
dc.subject.keyword Music
dc.subject.keyword Pain
dc.subject.keyword Psychology(all)
dc.subject.keyword 515 Psychology
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114256
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00090
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